(Honestly if you’re triggered by anything this might be a one to skip)
I have a lot of friends with depression, and I feel like I can usually support them well, but I have some other friends with other stuff going on and I’m not sure how to help.
One of my friends has a really serious eating disorder that has been going on a long time, and he knows he has it and is in therapy but I don’t think he is going to attempt recovery and I’m so scared that he might die. He also self harms, or used to at least. I really want to be there for him in this situation but I’m not really sure how, because he is kind of stubborn and doesn’t talk about how he’s feeling very much.
My other friend is non binary and has an incredibly transphobic father who is abusive about it. I don’t think he physically hits them or anything but he constantly berates them and misgenders their friends on purpose, and might take away their electronics (currently their only way to talk to us because they are in a foreign country). obviously I know i cant fix this situation, but I don’t know how I can best be there for them either.